Using Performance Monitor

The CA IDMS Performance Monitor is a performance and tuning tool. The topics in this section describe the following information:
The CA IDMS Performance Monitor is a performance and tuning tool. The topics in this section describe the following information:
Key Benefits and Features
You can use Performance Monitor to monitor hardware and software resource utilization in a DC/UCF system.
Performance Monitor includes the following components:
Statistics Collected
Realtime Monitor
DCAs, DBAs, operators, system programmers
Specific system-resource statistics at the time of the request
Interval Monitor
System-wide, wait-time statistics for a unit of time (for example, five minutes), which are necessary to track bottlenecks in resource utilization
Application Monitor
Application programmers, DCAs, DBAs
Statistics about resource usage by individual programs and chargeback/billing information by group code
All three Performance Monitor components are implemented through windowing. Windowing provides the following.
  • Comprehensive online help. You can request help at any time by using the HELP command. The position of the cursor at the time of the request indicates the required level of information. Online help explains the meaning of each Performance Monitor field.
  • The ability to control more data than can fit on the terminal screen. For example, you can scroll to the right to see additional columns of data.
  • Flexible screen displays. You can edit and sort screens to display data in a more meaningful format.
For more information about windowing, see Windowing.
Beginning a Performance Monitor Session
To begin a Performance Monitor session, enter the task code for the monitor you want to use:
Task Code
Realtime Monitor
Interval Monitor
Application Monitor
Billing component of the Application Monitor
If your site uses different task codes, see your system administrator.
The Monitor Menu
When you enter a task code, the menu for the appropriate monitor is displayed. Each option on the menu represents a specific monitor screen.
PM-Rnn.n SYSTEM71 CA, Inc. V71 08.348 07:31:52.90 CMD--> Window : 01 Refresh: 10 01 Realtime Monitor Menu PFkey Description PFkey Description _ PF1 System Run Unit Summary _ PF2 Scratch Manager Detail _ PF3 Communication Line Detail _ PF4 Active User Task Detail _ PF5 Active System Task Detail _ PF6 Transaction Detail _ PF7 Lterm Resource Usage Summary _ PF8 Buffer I/O Summary _ PF9 Storage Pool Detail _ PF10 Program Pool Detail _ PF11 Database Overview _ PF12 Transaction Overview _ PF13 Task + Prog Pool Overview _ PF14 Storage Pool Overview _ PF15 Database I/O Driver Detail _ PF16 Journal Detail _ PF17 SQL Overview _ PF18 Active SQL Detail _ PF19 Active System Summary
Information on the Screen
The first three lines on your terminal screen define the product, release, date, time of day, window number for the current window (see Windowing) and refresh interval (if installed with the refresh option). This area also provides a field for entering commands and a message area.
The rest of the terminal screen contains one or more windows. Each window displays a monitor screen. The default window is the window that is displayed in the upper-left corner of the terminal screen. Performance Monitor displays as many windows at a time as possible. Use the windowing facility to manipulate the window displays, as described under Windowing.
If secured external monitoring is enabled, only authorized users/groups are allowed to monitor security external systems selected by the Active System Summary function (PF19).
Ending a Session
When you are ready to exit Performance Monitor:
  1. Type
    quit, bye,
    following the CMD--> prompt
  2. Press [Enter] to return to the ENTER NEXT TASK CODE prompt.
    You can also press [Clear] to exit Performance Monitor.